Dead Sea Scrolls Electronic Library Biblical Texts is now available on our new platform, Scholarly Editions, in a completely new design, and with enhanced search options throughout the entire publication. Brill's Scholarly Editions is designed to provide an uninterrupted reading experience and to display parallel texts side by side. From 1 January 2022 onwards, the parallel run will end and the Dead Sea Scrolls Electronic Library Biblical Texts will only be accessible on Brill's Scholarly Editions platform.
The Dead Sea Scrolls represents perhaps the most significant historical manuscript discovery in recent history. Brill’s Dead Sea Scrolls Electronic Library Biblical Texts offers a unique opportunity to study state of the art photographs of these ancient scripts, and understand their meaning using the translations of text and interpretations for missing fragments.
The Dead Sea Scrolls Electronic Library Biblical Texts provides users with a comprehensive tool for the study of the biblical texts from the Judean Desert (the “Dead Sea Scrolls”). For the first time all biblical texts are accessible in one place, allowing searches through high resolution photographs of the ancient fragments, and texts derived from the fragments in Masoretic order (Bible books), as well as providing English translations and full transcriptions of the Hebrew Scripture, over 200 in total.
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This reference work is an indispensable tool for all biblical scholars and graduate students, theologians, Bible translators, those interested in the history and development of the Bible, the Second Temple period and the origins of Christianity, and seminary and research libraries.
Donald W. Parry, Ph.D., University of Utah, is Professor of Hebrew Bible and Dead Sea Scrolls, and holds the Abraham O. Smoot Professorship at Brigham Young University. He is a member of the International Team of Editors of the Dead Sea Scrolls and author or (co)editor of a number of books on the scrolls and the Hebrew Bible.
Andrew C. Skinner, Ph.D., University of Denver, is Professor of Ancient Scripture at Brigham Young University. He was co-editor of the volume of unidentified fragments for the Discoveries in the Judean Desert series.
Emanuel Tov, Ph.D. (1974) in Biblical Studies, Hebrew University, is J.L. Magnes Professor of Bible at the Hebrew University and the former Editor-in-Chief of the Dead Sea Scrolls Publications Project. He has published several books on textual criticism and on the Scrolls.
Eugene Ulrich, Ph.D. (Harvard 1975) is O’Brien Professor of Hebrew Scriptures at the University of Notre Dame and Chief Editor of the Biblical Scrolls. He has published six volumes of scrolls in the official series Discoveries in the Judaean Desert.